It is an incredibly sad day in the world of fantasy and fairy tales, as ABC’s Once Upon A Time will be coming to a close after this season; according to a recent report from EW,
The series first debuted in 2011, with Jennifer Morrison (House M.D) taking on the role as the show’s lead, Emma Swan. Over the years, many of the major cast members found themselves departing from the show which resulted in a turnover for the series and movie the show to Friday night.
In an interview with EW, show creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis talked about the decision to call it quits.
“Listen, we love this show, we were happy to continue going on, but collectively they felt that, after seven years and 156 episodes, it was time,” Kitsis said. “For us, we’re like, ‘It’s a hell of a run.’ We never thought we’d get to seven episodes, let alone seven years.”
“It wasn’t like it was a shocking phone call,” Horowitz admitted. “We’ve had conversations for a while about what this year would be, and whether it would go on or not, and if this could be the end, so we’ve been prepared for this for a while. The network has been incredible partners with us the whole way, as has the studio. Ultimately, it’s also a business, so it becomes about, ‘Is it financially viable to keep going forward?’ so there’s all that kind of stuff, stuff that we generally don’t deal with because we’re just focused mostly on the creative. We reached that point where it’s like, ‘Okay, now it’s time to wrap it up. This has been an amazing 156 episode-run, and let’s all be proud of what we’ve done and try to wrap it up.'”
We are certainly sad to say goodbye to Storybrooke, but we are looking for an extremely season finale.
Once Upon a Time returns with new episodes on Friday, March 2 at 8PM/EST on ABC.